Governor Race Top Priority

ROCHESTER, Minn. — The governor race is far and away the top political suspense at Minnesota party conventions this weekend, and at the Democratic event they were on the ground by midday Friday, June 1. Governor candidate and State Auditor Rebecca Otto released figures that she said shows she has enough support to compete with…
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Erin And Erin On Minnesota Ticket

Democratic governor candidate Erin Murphy picked as her running mate a first-term state legislator who gained wide attention for a 24-hour sit-in protest about gun violence. Erin Maye Quade will be the lieutenant governor candidate, Murphy announced to the Democratic state convention Sunday, June 3. The convention endorsed Maye Quade, finalizing the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party ballot…
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Murphy Endorsed, But Walz To Challenge In Primary

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Erin Murphy left the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party convention as its endorsed candidate for governor, but her job is only beginning. She will face U.S. Rep. Tim Walz and maybe others in the Aug. 14 primary election. Delegates on Saturday, June 2, gave the state representative from St. Paul unanimous support, but only…
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Pawlenty Quits Lobbying Job. Will He Run For Governor?

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty stole the spotlight from Republican candidates in the governor’s race Tuesday, Feb. 6, hours before party loyalists gather to pick their favorite governor candidate in a straw poll. The two-term Republican governor made a surprise announcement Tuesday morning that he will leave the Financial Services Roundtable next month. As leader…
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Minnesota Governor Candidates Differ On Ag Approaches

Minnesota’s 2018 governor candidates offer a variety of solutions to rural problems. In the largest governor candidate forum so far in the campaign, eight candidates appeared Thursday, Nov. 9, at the annual meeting of AgriGrowth, an organization that works for farmers and agri-businesses. State Rep. Matt Dean, a Republican, said that too many greater Minnesota…
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